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I feel powerful

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I have just had an incredible day. It was like
a Eureka moment. I have been on Spark for
almost 5 years and have made some amazing
friends. I feel I have not been true to myself
as I never really realized that I had all the tools
to lose weight right here.

I have only recently started tracking my exercise
minutes. I am now trying to get my head around
tracking my food. I do it mentally but I KNOW I
have to write it all down. I'll get there, I know I
am almost there. Why is this? Taking so long to act.

Anyway, I have finally let go of the depression,
weaned myself off the anti-depressants and have
finally started to stop being a potato couch and
doing something about it. Already by losing just a
few kilos, I find I no longer have GORD nor the need
to take Nexium for it. I am watching my food in-
take and being mindful. I feel as though I have the
power to take control and it really feels great.

This morning, I went to my circuit class from 7 - 8am,
came home and got ready for work at 9.15. I walk
to the exercise place and walk to work as well.
Instead of spending all my time in front of the TV,
I started to clean up and declutter. In other words, I
kept MOVING. At 6pm, I went to an Hour of Pilates.

I feel more flexible and in 5 weeks have lost 3 centi-
metres off my waist. Slow but sure. I am not even going
to stress about the scales. The 8 week Heartmoves
program has my starting weight and I will wait till then
before weighing in. emoticon

I really feel as though I am less stressed, more confident
and can now take control. If I can do it at 66, so can any


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAM60SUMTHINK 11/28/2012 10:33PM

    Glad things are looking up, my friend! Life. Such a rollercoaster!


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GINA180847 11/21/2012 7:09AM

    Amazing! Not amazing that it took a while but that it finally got through. We are our own worst enemy and it is just that we don't see ourselves as being that person, the one that watches and tracks what we put into our mouths, cleans up the mess and moves our bodies. Who me? Not really! You think? It is us, that person!

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AMARANTHA_Q 11/16/2012 6:25AM

    Wow, what an awesome and inspiring post! Kudos on your success and progress and positive attitude! Love it!

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WENDYJM4 11/16/2012 5:35AM

    well done. Congrats on your light bulb moment emoticon emoticon

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OPALMOON 11/16/2012 1:45AM

    Hi Anna, your positive attitude is so inspiring - woo hoo for you!

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/15/2012 6:58PM

    you are doing awesome and we all can too what a great message.

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JOANNANOW 11/15/2012 6:31PM

    You are so cool. This is great news Anna. Maybe there's hope for me too. I'm so happy for you. Keep on keeping on!

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KELPIE57 11/15/2012 5:13PM

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful news, and empowering each of us!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/15/2012 3:21PM

    I loved this blog, GF. It's great to see you doing so well. Everything is falling into place and you have found what works. The same things work for me. emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS 11/15/2012 1:45PM

    Your blog made me so happy for you! This is all great news! You are getting free and getting in control, this must feel like freedom.

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PHATPAT18 11/15/2012 10:37AM

    Great job!

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WACFIT 11/15/2012 8:55AM

    Go Anna! haha! Good for you. We are all cheering you on. The journey is different for all of us. Slow and steady will win the race. Blessings to you!
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GINA180847 11/15/2012 8:50AM

    Wow, like Rip Van Winkle and myself, better a little late than never.

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DARJR50 11/15/2012 7:57AM

  Congratulations on your break through. The longer you practice the healthy lifestyle here on SP the more you will appreciate what Chris has started here. I truly believe he has saved thousands of lives with this site.

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